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Wade Tuck - Photo: Alexis D. Lea | Artwork: Matto Lucas

Midsumma Festival 2019

Australia's premier queer arts and cultural festival returns in 2019, running from 19 January to 10 February.

Midsumma Festival will open on Saturday 19 January 2019, with Midsumma Carnival on Sunday 20 January in Alexandra Gardens and Midsumma Pride March returning to St Kilda on Sunday 3 February 2019.

Check out the Important Dates panel on this page for all your key dates.

Want to be part of Midsumma Festival?

There are many opportunities for you to be involved. You can volunteer, present an event as part of our open access program, march in Midsumma Pride March, set-up a stall at Midsumma Carnival or a food truck at either Midsumma Carnival or Midsumma Pride March. If you missed the registration deadlines for the 2019 festival, subscribe to our eNews to ensure that doesn't happen for 2020!

Midsumma Year Round

In addition to the well-known festival in January and February, Midsumma is also involved all year round in nurturing artists and creating opportunities for their professional development, with particular emphasis on assisting those in our communities who suffer discrimination or disadvantage.


2019 Events

19 Jan — 10 Feb 2019
  • Jetstar
  • Dan Murphy's
  • AGL
  • NAB
  • Corrs
  • City of Melbourne
  • PwC